WE are so very proud of our Young Leaders of the Aspiring Young Leaders Academy (The AYLAcademy). Here’s a recap of our 2017 Academy –
– 5 Months offering 6 Sessions | 4 Facilitators
– 42 Young Leaders Nominated (6 of which attend other Elem schools)
(1st – 5th grade female students)
– 31 Young Leaders Accepted & GRADUATED
– 15 Young Leaders received HONOR ROLL for 1st & 2nd Qtr
– 6 Young Leaders received Perfect Attendance
– 23 Mentors served as Volunteers (Students from ODU & HU)
– 3 Parent Liaisons | 1 School Liasion
– 2 Staff Members & 1 Administrative Assistant
– 3 SMG, Inc Board Members
Young Leaders WE ARE PROUD OF YOU! #Ahalaa#WhoopWhoop #SMGalwaysMAD www.smgis4me.org
We are seeking Sponsors with an interest in giving to inspire, encourage and empower our youth, especially our daughters in the areas of etiquette, leadership enhancement, self-awareness and perspective and civic and community engagement. Please contact us here or at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward you our Sponsor benefits for The AYLAcademy.
*view General Sponsorship Letter here on our website
For more information about The Aspiring Young Leaders Academy| The AYLAcademy | & how to submit a referral for your daughter to participate, join us at the #IPGC2k16 Conference by registering today at ImPOWERful Girls Conference
SMG, Inc is passionate about grooming a generation of natural leaders. Because we are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our daughters, this AYLA Session of the Aspiring Young Leaders work to perfect their public presentation and overall communication skills. They’ve learned that practice always makes better! Take a listen for yourself, let us know what you think. This is their second trail video of public speaking, how did they do? #EmPOWERingtheMasses #SMGalwaysMAD
Growing up, standing in front of our peers for many of us made us a ball of nervous energy. Today, some of our youth look at “public speaking” as an intimidating task. What we’ve done first is to make it fun, easy and simple. Starting with these easy questions for each of our AYLA Girls. We asked each Young Leader to state the following – 1. Share your name, 2. What’s your grade and age, 3. Share 1 fun fact about themselves and 4. Tell us what they’ve learned/remembered most from the Academy.
Allowing the Young Leaders to practice speaking among their AYLA Sisters in this manner takes away the pressure. Practicing often and in this manner, helps them build confidence about their skill which ultimately promotes greater presenters and speakers.
ETIQUETTE: Why is it essential to teach etiquette? What makes the difference if a girl exhibits etiquette accurately? In society today, some of our youth lack the ability to simply say, “thank you,” or “excuse me,” or something as simple as saying “please.” It is our responsibility as parents and caretakers to ensure they learn and understand when to use these phrases daily. In every aspect of life our girls must know how to conduct themselves appropriately. The AYLAcademy has taken that charge to teach the Young Leaders of the Aspiring Young Leaders Academy just what to do when because teaching etiquette helps our daughters learn the difference between right and wrong, helps them to focus on their actions and teaches them how to appropriately interact with others.
Check out our video on Etiquette with the AYLA Girls at Ingleside Elementary Session Title: Social & Personal Etiquette Facilitator: Dre’ Sewells AYLA Girls: 1st-5trh grade